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"CLOSER is a sad, savvy, often funny play that casts a steely, unblinking gaze at the world of relationships and lets you come to your own conclusions…CLOSER does not merely hold your attention; it burrows into you." —NY Magazine.

"A powerful, darkly funny play about the cosmic collision between the sun of love and the comet of desire." —Newsweek Magazine.

"In its cutting contemporary picture of sexual desire and emotional failure, CLOSER is a brilliantly unusual virtual reality that rings true."—NY Observer.

Closer is a brutally honest look at relationships, sex, temptation, love, and emotional corruption. A quartet of strangers meet, fall in love, and become caught up in a web of sexual desire and betrayal. Hailed as one of the best plays of the 1990's, the London Observer noted, it "has wired itself into the cultural vocabulary in a way that few plays have ever done."

Winner of the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Play and the 1999 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.  

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes with one intermission.